Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Sound Of Music


As I'm seasoning in life, I realize that I love listening to the piano. I'm not a big jazz fan and don't particularly care for the symphony, but there is something about the piano that has captured me. It seems to be able to take me on a journey of so many emotions. It can be soft and soothing, and in an instant turn into something fierce and angry, and then a little toe-tapping tune comes along. I love to just hold on for the ride while I'm listening to it. It used to bother me how animated the pianist became while playing, but now I GET IT! How can you make an instrument like that talk without FEELING exactly what you want it to say? Bravo I say, Bravo.

7 comments:

Lutra said...

Oh! I am fan of a catalan pianist named Lluis Coloma (for me is like Rafa Nadal for you ;) ), he usually plays boogie woogie, but also blues, jazz and other styles, and have played all over the world, with the best pianist of these styles.
Here I left you some links, please listen to them, I am sure you will enjoy it :)

Darkness dance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cie0c7A2uwY

Goin' to Malaysia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I7cHfNuzRE&feature=related

Cromatic Boogie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mTx8BJLSh8

Karen said...

Lutra, thanks so much for the links, I will definitely check them out since I don't really know of any composers in this field yet.
And speaking of Nadal, how about that win the other day?

Lutra said...

Feel sorry to dissapoint you, but I usually don't watch tennis (my mother does :p), but saw it in TV news.

I don't use to watch TV, only one another person turn it on and I am reading or doing some sport in the living room.

How it comes that you are such a big fan of Nadal?

Pat Jenkins said...

can you play yourself?... i even learned something from a savant pianist. the young lad said to keep his nerves down he would eat a banana before he perfomed! so i took that advice and i stuff one down my daughters throat before every tennis match!.. he he!... p.s. listen to this stuff in your own room, i wanna rock!!...

namaste said...

i agree, piano music can be beautiful. both my siblings had lessons, i only tinkered.

:)

Karen said...

Lutra, Nadal caught my eye (lol) a couple of years ago. That's when I first started taking a real interest in tennis. He has really rejuvenated the game over here. Lots of Nadal fans in the ole USA. He really impressed me with how humble he is. He's not flashy or arrogant, he just goes out to play his best and if that isn't good enough, so be it. Federer on the other hand - well I won't go there since there might be some
Federer fans that read this.

Pat, you could use a good tuning yourself! HA HA HA HA! I crack me up!

Maria, my mother always had an organ in our home, I tinkered on it but it always depressed the heck out of me, after all, I associate organs with funeral homes - don't know why. EEEWWWW!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The piano is very soothing to listen to. I wish I could play myself.